Area Events

St. George Island Events

 

Coastal Art Showcase: 3/25/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Carrabelle Artist Association (CAA) will present the Coastal Art Showcase, featuring new original artwork by well known local artists and new emerging artists. Works may include oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pottery and more. Many of these original works of art will be available for purchase.

The CAA will provide demonstrations and workshops throughout the showcase along with opportunities to view artists at work.

The Coastal Art Showcase will be held at the Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James Ave (Hwy. 98) in Carrabelle from March 25, 2007 through April 22, 2017. Gallery hours will be Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5 (closed Easter).

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Murder and Mayhem in Franklin County Series: 3/30/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society (AASH) presents "Murder and Mayhem in Franklin County" lecture series on Thursday, March 30, 2017 beginning at 5:30 PM with presenter Dr. Lois Swoboda.

On Sunday, September 26, 1985 Ilse Newell was found dead in the yard of her Magnolia Bluff home. What happened to Ilse Newell? Historical research addresses the circumstances of her untimely death. This is the third installment of the ever-popular series entitled Murder and Mayhem in Franklin County.

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Tate's Hell Driving and Hiking Excursion: 3/30/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

An off-trail bush whack hike to a savanna to see what's flowering.  We will look for Godfrey's Butterwort (Pinguicula ionantha), a federally threatened carnivorous plant that flowers in the early Spring.  $22 fee. 10 am - 3 pm. Led by Instructor, Lesley Cox, Owner Les Hassel Excursions, Certified Green Guide, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Wildlife Conservationist. For more information and to register: http://tinyurl.com/zewudl7

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Ethiopia's Omo Valley Photo Show: 3/31/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Meet International Photographer Joan Lea Miller at her One Woman show: "Vanishing Tribes and Culture in Ethiopia's Omo Valley", Friday , March 31, 5:30-7:00 pm. Opening night party with complimentary wine and treats. She will also be giving a slide presentation (details to be announced). Joan's photography will be on display at the gallery through April 29.

Vanishing tribes and Culture in Ethiopia's Omo Valley
Photos of an exotic forgotten tribe from Africa. Meet and hear first hand about this exotic experience with these fantastic creative natives fully adorned with face and body paint and the most interesting examples of local flora and fauna. Catch a glimpse of these vanishing tribes people before their heritage is lost forever.

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Apalach Art Walk: 4/1/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm.  The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 3:00 pm.  Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines.

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PEARLS Exhibition : 4/1/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Saturday, April 1:  OPENING PARTY (6-8PM) at Center for History, Culture & Arts (HCA), Water Street. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and an eclectic art exhibit featuring paintings, photographs, birdhouses,   models    and more – all with shotgun houses as their motif. Exhibitors are local and national, novices and professionals.

Sunday, April 2: RECEPTION (4PM) & TALENT SHOW (5PM) at Holy Family Senior Center. 7th Street and Avenue L. Enjoy an exhibit of rare old photographs of Holy Family School and the African American Hill  community, followed by music and dance performances. Photo exhibit will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 2-5PM, throughout the month.

Tuesday, April 4: MEET & GREET ARTIST KAREN HITT. At HCA. See Hitt’s work at www.anoriginalhitt.com

Wednesday April 5-Friday April 7: PLEIN AIR PAINT-A-SHOTGUN WORKSHOP with Karen Hitt. Open to artists of any experience and any medium. Sign up at HCA. Bring your own supplies (scholarships available).

Saturday, April 8: SAVE OUR SHOTGUNS: A SYMPOSIUM (9AM-4PM) at HCA. Presentations by various professionals provide an opportunity to learn about preservation, restoration, affordable housing and   community culture; ideas exchange followed by Q & A.

Saturday, April 8: STREET JAM BETWEEN 2 SHOTGUNS (6-9PM)   Ave L between 8th and 9th Streets. Live music featuring the music of 20th century Apalachicola; bar-b-que dinners for sale.

Sunday, April 9: “BLESS US ALL,” AN INTERFAITH SERVICE (9-10:30AM) Tabernacle of Faith, 8th Street between Avenues H and I. Ministers of several local churches will lead us in a rousing outdoor church service.

Tuesday, April 18: PEARLS POETS (6:30PM) at HCA. To read your work, preregister at info@saveourshotguns.org. Poetry must be related to PEARLS.

Saturday, April 22: PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH FOLK ARTIST ERNEST LEE (1-3PM) at HCA. Lee has been called “Florida’s Van Gogh” and his work has been displayed across the country. Limited enrollment; sign up early! MEET & GREET with ERNEST LEE (5-7PM) at HCA.

Sunday, April 23: HIDDEN HOUSE TOUR (1-3PM)  Convene at 1PM at Holy Family, 7th Street at Avenue L. A walking tour highlighting some of the all but disappeared shotguns on “the Hill.”

Thursday, April 27: “APALACHICOLA HILLSIDE ARCHIVE PROJECT” (6-8PM) at History, Culture & Art Center, Water Street. Oral histories of some of the Hill’s older residents filmed by “native daughter” Sarah Ocea Williams. Ms. Williams holds degrees in Digital Filmmaking and Media & Communications and is a member of NY Women in Film and TV .

Friday, April 28: CROSSING JORDAN (7-9PM) at Chapman Auditorium, Avenue E and 12th Street. A stage production of an award-winning children’s novel by Adrian Fogelin. The City’s Project Impact students performed this musical play six years ago; now the author, students, and members of the Panhandle Players team up to bring us once again this “sensitive portrayal of racial conflict in a Tallahassee neighborhood.”

Saturday, April 29 and Sunday April 30: CROSSING JORDAN (2-4PM) Matinee performances.                                                

Saturday, April 29: CLOSING PARTY (6-8PM) at HCA. Mingle with the artists as we close out our month-long celebration of Apalachicola’s rich legacy of shotguns.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH, you are invited to participate in (1) a self-guided walking tour of shotgun houses on the Hill, (2) using our interactive map and (3) our Story Corps program. The exhibit of photographs of Holy Family students and teachers will be open Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays from 2 to 5PM at Holy Family Senior Center on 7th Street and Avenue L. Visit our website at www.saveourshotguns.org.

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Oysters 101: 4/4/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct taste and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Rain date is April 19th. Please register for class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at (850) 670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

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"Translating the language of life" Lecture: 4/6/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Most organisms on Earth have neither eyes nor ears and so must decide to run from, eat, or mate with things nearby based on chemical cues. Dr. Mark Hay (Georgia Tech) will discuss how understanding, translating, and using this chemical cross-talk among marine species can provide new and powerful options for curing degradation in marine systems. Coral reefs will be used as an example, but similar interactions probably occur in all communities. 7 pm - 8 pm. Light refreshments will be provided prior to talk.

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Panhandle Players present 12 Incompetent Jurors: 4/7/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Panhandle Players of the Forgotten Coast is offering its third production of their 2016-2017 Season with performances of 12 Incompetent Jurors by Ian McWethy, to be held Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 pm, at the historic Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola.

Directed by Judy Loftus, 12 Incompetent Jurors is a comedy, a hilarious spoof on the classic 12 Angry Men. When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's an open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with odd balls like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused who is obviously very, very guilty of stealing cats. Case closed. And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent. Will he be able to sway the other jurors, or will they side with Juror #3, the only sane man in the room?

Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at panhandleplayers.com, click on "Tickets," or https://panhandle-players.ticketleap.com, or at the door.

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Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop: 4/8/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, from 1:00-3:30 pm

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, from 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales.  The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 The class is free. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at (850) 670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us

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Estuary Class: 4/14/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life?

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, April 14th, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $20.00. Please register in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at (850) 670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us. Rain date is April 28th.

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Apalach Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show: 4/15/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Antique & Classic Boats & Cars, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display on from until 4:00 pm. Studebakers, Model A’s, T’s, Chevys and more.  plus a large display of antique outboard engines.

Boat building demonstration throughout the day by local boat builders

The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse

Kids model boat building and art activities

Tours of the waterfront

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will have free information on safe boating.

The Dept of Environmental Protection will be on hand to give out information on the Clean Boating Program.

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have a booth on area flora and fauna.

The Apalachicola RiverKeeper will have information on the special qualities of our unique pristine river and bay system

Arts and Crafts, Vendors

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Reserve Wednesdays: Tracking Fish Movement: 4/19/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

‘Reserve Wednesday’ Talks for the Spring of 2017
ANERR’s Reserve Wednesday’ talks are hosted on the third Wednesday of every month, from 2pm to 3pm at the ANERR Nature Center located at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Call for more information: (850) 670-7700.
 
February 15: Florida’s Bears, Speaker: Kaitlin Goode, FWC
March 15: Seagrass Awareness, Speaker: Jon Brucker, Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves
April 19: Tracking Fish Movement in Apalachicola Bay, Speaker: Chip Cotton, PhD, FSU Coastal and Marine Lab
May 17: Wildflowers, Speaker: Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County IFAS Extension

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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival: 4/21/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a fabulous street festival with colorful arts & craft vendors; educational folk life demonstrations , including the mysterious Legend of Tate's Hell; wonderful maritime exhibits and activities, like the interactive touch tanks from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab; unique children’s activities like the Pirates of the Carrabellean, Children's Pirate Academy; delicious local seafood vendors and traditional fair foods;  festive knee-slapping, boot-stomping music; and amazing live entertainment – like the now famous Fishy Fashion Show, the Parade of the Species, and the Pet Fashion Pageant. Admission to this family friendly and pet friendly event is FREE and open to the public.
 
Also be sure to join two partner events on Saturday - the Franklin Senior Center’s Legend of Tate’s Hell 5K run and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce’s Forgotten Coast Cruisers Vintage Car Show, which has already doubled in size and is still growing.
 
Be sure to check for exciting announcements and surprises at the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival Facebook Event and on our webpage, www.carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com.

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4th Annual Forgotten Coast Cruisers Car Show: 4/22/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Presented by Bobby Turner, Jim Ward, the Forgotten Coast Cruisers, and the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce. 10 am till 6 pm.

Registered cars eligible for:
Best in Show
Late Model Award
Best Paint
Top 10 People’s Choice (Voted by Visitors on the day of the show)
Sponsors Choice
Door prizes  & 50/50 Drawing

Registration Fee will be $10 the day of the show or go to www.carrabelle.org/things-to-do to download a pre-registration form.

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Tate's Hell and Back 5k Run/Walk: 4/22/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Tate’s Hell and Back 5k Run/Walk will be held April 22, 2017. Race starts at 8:00 am. Pre-registration and pickup starts at 6:45 am.

The race course begins at Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 River Road, just off 98 in Carrabelle, Florida. Run or Walk on River and Mill Road to Tate’s Hell State Forest and Back!

Registration before March 22 – Adults $20 and Youth $12 (under 18). Race day registration – Adults $25 and Youth $15. Registration includes a technical fabric shirt.

Age class awards for males and females (under 20 and then in each 10- year increment). All adult finishers will also receive swag to be revealed on our Facebook page closer to Race Day.

Questions? Call 850-544-5410. All proceeds will benefit Franklin County Senior Center in Carrabelle.

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FSU Marine Lab Open House: 4/22/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

“2017 Open House: Coastal Literacy – Connecting Marine Science & Society”

Active engagement in protecting our oceans and coastlines is something we all can do! Help us celebrate that ability and our scientific knowledge of the sea at our biennial Open House. Free and open to the public. Interactive displays for children. Food available for purchase. 10 am - 3 pm.

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Birding the Bay: 4/22/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join us for a day-long (8:00am-4:00pm) birding event on the Forgotten Coast for birders of all levels from advanced to beginners. Professionally lead tours will focus on shorebirds, migratory birds, and/or woodland species. See colorful song birds on St George Island on their migratory stop over, view shorebirds in the shallow waters around St. George Island State Park, visit the pine woodlands where the Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers thrive, or learn the basic of birding with Audubon staffers at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR).

After a morning in the field, participants will return to the ANERR Nature Center for lunch and an informative talk on how to photograph birds. The afternoon will feature educational booths at the Nature Center. For more information and to register call 850-670-7700 or email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
 

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Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp: 4/29/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

This four-mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip will allow participants to experience the sights smells, and sounds of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. This Spring Tour will explore the Spring blooms of Tate's Hell. Students will need to bring their own brown bag lunches and kayak/canoes. $22 fee. 10 am - 2 pm. Led by Instructor, Serge LaTour, Owner, LuLutra LLC, Kayak/Canoe Guide, Certified Green Guide. For more information and to register: http://tinyurl.com/zewudl7


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SGI Brew Fest: 4/29/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

Welcome to the 2nd Annual SGI Brewfest! The SGI Brewfest is a one day beer tasting festival designed to promote the appreciation of craft beer all while listening to live music and enjoying great food. The event is a fundraiser for the Franklin County Humane Society and all proceeds will benefit the homeless dogs and cats of Franklin County. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Paddy’s Raw Bar and Journeys of St. George Island. VIP ticket holders and Early Admission ticket holders will be granted access beginning at NOON. General Admission ticket holders will be granted access at 1:00pm.

Ticket sales are very limited and TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE via the SGI Brewfest website. Tickets WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Ticket holders will have the opportunity for unlimited tastings of a number of different beers. Food will be available for an additional charge. Enjoy live music throughout the event. Designated Driver ticket holders will have free water and sodas available. Brewers are being added daily so be sure to check the Brewfest website for the latest news and updates. Bring ID for age verification – For security and safety purposes no one under 21 years of age will be admitted.

Fore more information please visit: www.sgibrewfest.com

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Oysters 101: 5/3/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

1:00pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct taste and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Rain date is May 18th. Please register for class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

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Forgotten Coast Plein Air: 5/4/2017

AREAS: Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island

More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists along with several hundred art enthusiasts will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast soon to participate in the 12th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 5-14, 2017. The event will include several exhibit venues stretching from Carrabelle more than 100 miles west along the coast to Mexico Beach. The event features daily artist demonstrations, workshops, art sales and a series of public receptions. This year focuses on local culture with an emphasis on the people, the places and stories behind the plein air paintings. Art enthusiasts  can visit the exhibits and attend the many free special events that occur throughout the 10 day event.

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Apalach Historic Home Tour: 5/5/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

A time-honored tradition, the “Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour” is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Trinity Episcopal Church pays homage to all the home and garden owners who have generously shared their homes and gardens with visitors for a quarter of a century.  Join the festivities as we wow you with this year’s selections of homes and gardens.  From a stately mansion and two-story homes to tiny houses, we have a delightful array of dwellings to share with you.

Co-chairpersons, Beverley Connors and Ginger Madewell, announced today that plans are underway for the 25th Annual “Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour” sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church.  The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola, FL on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2017.

With great pleasure, we present the residence of Mariterese and Pat Balthrop as the featured home of the tour. This palatial Victorian stands as a paragon of style and boasts an august history in Apalachicola.  The dwelling was completed in 1896 and was built for George and Elizabeth Porter Ruge.  George Ruge was a co-partner in the Ruge Brothers Canning Company which utilized pasteurization to become Florida’s first successful seafood packer. The property, on which the resplendent home is set, occupies half of a city block.  A deep and wide wrap-around veranda welcomes guests to turn back their watches to a more refined and slower-paced era.  Since the house was purchased in 2013, upgrades have been made to the kitchen and master bath, but the original integrity of the house has been respected by the Balthrops who are only the third owners.   The impressive foyer, with its beamed ceilings, rich heart pine floors and cypress wood paneling, culminates in an imposing staircase framed by triple-arch pilasters, setting the tone for the grand scope of the home.   The interior décor, furnishings and art are in keeping with the home’s magnificent style.  Filled with artworks by American and international artists, they reflect both the diversity valued by the owners and their wide-ranging travels.  Visitors will marvel at the scale and ornamentation of this spectacular house.

Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church, the traditional opening for the home tour, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5, followed by a reception to which all are invited. Homes will be open only on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Pre-sale tickets are available at $25 each on our website or at the church office through Friday, May 5.  On Saturday, May 6, tour tickets will be $30 and ticket sales commence at 9:30 a.m.  A luncheon will be served at Benedict Hall on the grounds of Trinity Church from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. on the day of the tour (tickets are $12).  Simultaneous with the tour, a silent auction will be he held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly original locale.  We welcome you to join us for the weekend and come back again and again.

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Spring Ghostwalk: 5/6/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Stay in Apalachicola after the Trinity Tour of Homes Saturday, May 6 and enjoy the Apalachicola Historic Society's annual Spring Ghost Tour walk of the Historic Chestnut Street Cemetery in Apalachicola. History enthusiasts take on the personna of several of the cemetery’s more notable inhabitants to tell of life in Apalachicola more than 100 years ago. The walk will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm.

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IN Concert: SEAHAWKS Concert Band: 5/7/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

The ILSE NEWELL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INCONCERT SERIES 2016-17 presents SEAHAWKS Concert Band beginning at 4:00 PM.

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Living Shorelines Workshop: 5/9/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods using to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often increase coastal erosion and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm. The workshop will discuss living shorelines vs. harden shorelines, how to evaluate a shoreline by considering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wave direction, vegetation, and soil type, and present living shoreline methods, materials, permitting, and share success stories of local living shorelines. We will also look at types of plants to plant and visit a local living shoreline. The lecture is free, registration is suggested. For more information, please contact Anita Grove at 850-670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us

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Rock by the Sea: 5/11/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island, St. George Island

This three night charity music event on St. George Island is dedicated to raising money to assist deserving charities who provide direct services to those in need. The weekend begins Wednesday, May 10 with a free public Pre-party. On Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14 there will be MUSIC at Harry A's on St. George Island. SUNDAY BRUNCH with music is a fine finish! On Friday May 12 there will be a golf outing at St. James Bay Golf Club in Carrabelle, FL. Limited The May usually sells out quickly so check their website for details. If you miss the May event, make plans to attend the second Rock By the Sea event - Rock By the Sea Lite - which will be held September 21-24, 2017 also on St. George Island.

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Estuary Class: 5/12/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life?

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, May 12th, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $20.00. Please register in advance. For more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us. Rain date is May 26th.

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Reserve Wednesdays: Wildflowers: 5/17/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

‘Reserve Wednesday’ Talks for the Spring of 2017
ANERR’s Reserve Wednesday’ talks are hosted on the third Wednesday of every month, from 2pm to 3pm at the ANERR Nature Center located at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Call for more information: (850) 670-7700.
 
February 15: Florida’s Bears, Speaker: Kaitlin Goode, FWC
March 15: Seagrass Awareness, Speaker: Jon Brucker, Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves
April 19: Tracking Fish Movement in Apalachicola Bay, Speaker: Chip Cotton, PhD, FSU Coastal and Marine Lab
May 17: Wildflowers, Speaker: Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County IFAS Extension

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Look, Listen & Learn: The Civil War: 5/20/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

“Look, Listen & Learn” Program Series - The Civil War: Loss & Peril on the Forgotten Coast

Dale Cox, a Southern writer and historian, is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and culture.  His acclaimed Civil War study - "The Battle of Marianna, Florida" - was named best in its category by Civil War Books & Authors. His newest book is “The Fort at Prospect Bluff: History of the Negro Fort on the Apalachicola River”.  He will be sharing the stories and artifacts of the loss and perils of the Civil War along the Forgotten Coast. May of 1863 was a perilous time to be in the Forgotten Coast with two major tragedies - the explosion of the warship, CSS Chattahoochee on the Apalachicola River and the hurricane that hit the coast between Apalachicola and St. Marks. 10 am - 1 pm. Presented by the Carrabelle History Museum.

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Crooked River Lighthouse Coastal Blessing: 5/28/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Crooked River Lighthouse Park will host the Coastal Blessing where church leaders from the Carrabelle community will share a blessing for the coast and a safe hurricane season from the top of the lighthouse tower at 3 pm. All are welcome to attend this free event that has become an annual tradition at the lighthouse. Light refreshments will be available after the ceremony. Come early or stay after and enjoy the Keeper's House Museum.

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